Mixed Cocktails at the Rubin Museum of Art for LGBT Alumni

FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Yale GALA, Harvard GSC, Columbia Pride & the Columbia GS Alliance, Cornell University GALA, Amherst GALA, Dartmouth GALA, Cornell U GALA, the NYU Alumni Network, the U Chicago LGBT Alumni Group, the Duke LGBT Alumni Network & Brown TBGALA Present…

Mixed Cocktails at the Rubin Museum of Art for LGBT Alumni
New York, NY

WHEN: Friday, January 17, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
There will be a tour of the collection starting at 7PM – attendance is limited and first come first serve – sign up at the check in table.
WHERE: The Rubin Museum of Art, ground floor lounge
150 West 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Please use the main museum entrance and check in.
COST: No cover, cash food and beverages
Two for one wine & beer from 6PM to 7PM
Free gallery admission all evening
RSVP: Requested – please fill out our RSVP Form at http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/AlternateEmail.html for a name tag.

We are returning to the Rubin Museum of Art for the winter installation of our Mixed Cocktails Series! Mingle with us in the lounge, and visit the galleries of the museum! The galleries are open and free to all from 6PM. Our events at the Rubin Museum of Art bring out a great mix of men and women! We had over 400 LGBT alumni at our event here last August, so come out and join us! Please enter through the main entrance and check in in the lobby. For more information about the museum, visit http://www.rmanyc.org/

FFR/Princeton BTGALA is again hosting and we invite all of our Ivy League, Seven Sisters, NYU, Stanford, Duke, UVA, Georgetown, Northwestern, Amherst, U Chicago & Emory friends. Alumni, faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Thanks to our host, Shawn Cowls of FFR/Princeton BTGALA!

Thanks also to our co-hosts!

Natasha of Yale GALA
Michael Sonberg of Harvard GLC
Sarah Joy of The Columbia GS Alliance
Sarah Bernett of Cornell University GALA & Amherst GALA
Melanie Pastuck of Dartmouth GALA
Heidi Russell of Cornell U GALA
Karen Chang of the U Chicago LGBT Alumni Group
Dueaa Elzin of Columbia Pride
Angel Ochoa and Dan Weldon of the NYU Alumni Network
Kevin Song of the Duke LGBT Alumni Network
Sarah Cocuzzo, Meghan Robson & Ryan Grubbs of Brown TBGALA

2014 All Class Reunion Hotel Rates

DGALA has negotiated discounted rates at the Hanover Inn, Six South Street, the Norwich Inn, and the Marriott Courtyard — just mention “DGALA” when you book to take advantage of this reduced pricing. Rooms are reserved from Thursday evening (early arrivals) through Sunday over the Reunion Weekend.

Six South Street Hotel: $229 per night (Singles & Doubles)
http://www.sixsouth.com/
Phone: 603-643-0600

Hanover Inn: $269 per night (Singles & Doubles)
http://www.hanoverinn.com/
Phone: 603-643-4300

Marriott Courtyard: $169 per night (Single) or $179 per night (Double)
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lebcy-courtyard-hanover-lebanon
Phone: 603-643-5600

Norwich Inn: $164/174 or $179/$194 per night
http://www.norwichinn.com
Phone: 802-649-1143

Want to help with reunion planning? Have questions?
Email us at DGALA2014Reunion@gmail.com.

Hanover Inn

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Marriott Courtyard
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Norwich Inn
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DGALA 2014 All Class Reunion: Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE: DGALA All Class Reunion & Triangle House Grand Opening
October 31, 2014 to November 2, 2014

DGALA turns 30 next year and we want you to celebrate this tremendous milestone with us in Hanover next fall. More details to come but for now mark your calendars and make plans to join us. Drawing nearly two hundred alumni back to Hanover, our ’09 Reunion included three days of events, panels, dinners, mixers, and special events, and we look forward to exceeding expectations again next year.

Please take our short survey:

DGALA has negotiated discount rates at the Hanover Inn, the Norwich Inn and the Marriott Courtyard — just mention “DGALA” when you book to take advantage of this reduced pricing.

Want to help with reunion planning? Have questions?
Email us at DGALA2014Reunion@gmail.com.

DGALA was founded in 1984 with the hopes of connecting Dartmouth’s LGBT alumni/ae from all classes. Now boasting over 800 members worldwide, our organization sponsors a wide range of programming across the country, provides an advisory role to Dartmouth faculty and administrators on issues of LGBT concern and collaborates with the Dartmouth College Fund to provide financial assistance to students through the DGALA DCF Scholars Program.  To learn more about DGALA, visit www.dgala.me.

 

Regarding the Leadership of the Tucker Foundation

Office of the President: Philip J. Hanlon ’77

August 14, 2013

Dartmouth’s support of gay rights and members of the LGBTQ community is complete and unwavering, as is our commitment to a campus that is diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. In light of concerns—specifically surrounding gay rights—expressed by members of our community about the appointment of Malawi Bishop Dr. James Tengatenga as the dean of the Tucker Foundation, I felt it was important for me to meet with him personally.

It was in this context that I sat down recently with Dr. Tengatenga and asked tough questions about his earlier statements on homosexuality. We also discussed his leadership within an Anglican Church in Africa that has often been hostile regarding gay rights.

Dr. Tengatenga spoke to me about his inspiring life of service to some of the world’s most vulnerable people, especially victims of HIV-AIDS. In passionate terms, he described his commitment to gay rights and how he has worked to support the LGBTQ community in Malawi in the ways that are most effective, given the country’s cultural context.

However, following much reflection and consultation with senior leaders at Dartmouth, it has become clear to me that Dr. Tengatenga’s past comments about homosexuality and the uncertainty and controversy they created have compromised his ability to serve effectively as dean of Tucker.

The foundation and Dartmouth’s commitment to inclusion are too important to be mired in discord over this appointment. Consequently, we have decided not to move forward with the appointment of Dr. Tengatenga as dean of the Tucker Foundation.

The debate over Dr. Tengatenga’s appointment also revealed a lack of clarity about Tucker’s mission and organization. This ambiguity is not new and, in fact, an external review committee recommended a significant restructuring of the Tucker Foundation in a 2009 report. Clarifying Tucker’s mission is imperative before we can install a new dean of this important Dartmouth organization.

I have asked Interim Provost Martin Wybourne to develop plans for interim leadership at Tucker and to convene a task force charged with making recommendations as to the foundation’s mission and organizational structure.

I look forward to working with others at Dartmouth to strengthen the Tucker Foundation and its contribution to the education of our students.

Philip J. Hanlon
President, Dartmouth College

Original Publication:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~president/announcements/2013-0814.html

DGALA Responds to Tengatenga Appointment

Dear DGALA Community, 
 
The DGALA leadership has been closely monitoring and actively participating in the recent conversations about the appointment of Bishop Tengatenga as the Dean of the Tucker Foundation. We are very excited that many of you have been in touch in person, by email, and on Facebook to share your opinions, questions, and concerns. We share these concerns.  Please know that we have had a number of very frank conversations with the Dartmouth leadership this summer including, most recently, a conversation with President Hanlon, in which your concerns have been expressed in no uncertain terms. We are confident that DGALA’s voice has been heard loud and clear in Hanover on the topic of this appointment. We expect the President and Provost to make additional announcements about Bishop Tengatenga’s appointment this week.
 
The controversy over this appointment highlight’s DGALA’s role as a powerful conduit for the flow of information and opinion between our membership and the College on the issues that affect the well-being of Dartmouth’s LGBTQIA community. The fifteen alumni/ae who comprise our Board of Directors welcome every opportunity to learn what is on your minds. We can then raise your questions, concerns, and thoughts with the College leadership and other alumni leaders through the Alumni Council, Club and Affiliated Group Officers leadership groups, and through individual meetings with both College and alumni leadership.
 
We encourage you to continue to share your perspectives with us! You can reach DGALA via email at DartGALA@gmail.com or write to our leadership team at the addresses below.

 
Sincerely,
 
The DGALA Board of Directors
 
DGALA President, Vice President, and Alumni Council representatives:
S. Caroline Kerr ’05
Brendan Connell ’87
Board of Directors
 
Mail:
Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &
Transgender Alumni/ae Association
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011-7702
Note: email is the fastest way for us to receive your message.